Intel Core i7-5500U vs. Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-5500U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Xeon E5
Intel Core i 5000U CPU group Intel Xeon E5 v2
5 Generation 4
Broadwell U Architecture Ivy Bridge EP
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 10
4 Threads 20
2.40 GHz Frequency 2.20 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
2.90 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 2.60 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU no iGPU
0.30 GHz GPU frequency
0.95 GHz GPU (Turbo)
8 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
16 GB Max. GPU Memory
11.2 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
Decode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
Max. Memory
2 Memory channels 4
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 40

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 22 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
BGA 1168 Socket LGA 2011
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2015 Release date Q3/2013
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
2389 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
123 (100%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
113 (92%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
307 (34%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
916 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
643 (100%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
578 (90%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
1374 (25%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
5441 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.95 GHz
365 (100%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
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0 (0%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
336.4 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
2994 (100%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
2275 (76%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
6067 (21%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
28770 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
1.43 (100%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0.93 (65%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
3.31 (29%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
11.26 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
33.3 (100%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2x 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
4060 (31%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10x 2.20 GHz (3.00 GHz) HT
13142 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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